More about Saroo Brierley

The story of Saroo Brierley is an amazing one, which we first told you about back in March of 2012.  When he was young, Saroo become separated from his family at a train station in India and found himself 1500 kilometers away.  Thanks to Google Earth, he was able to find his way home years later.  Here’s a brief video Google just released that tells his amazing story:

When searching for his home, Saroo compared Google Earth to being able to fly like a super hero:

In Saroo’s words, “It was just like being Superman. You are able to go over and take a photo mentally and ask, ‘Does this match?’ And when you say, ‘No,’ you keep on going and going and going.”

Saroo has since published a book titled “A Long Way Home” that details his experience.  You can read more about Saroo’s journey on the Official Google Blog.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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